Seven weeks of roadworks to start today at Castle Lane West in Bournemouth

BUSY: Castle Lane West

BUSY: Castle Lane West

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SEVEN weeks of roadworks on one of Bournemouth’s busiest roads are due to get fully under way today.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays as a massive scheme to improve cycling, walking and bus travel along Castle Lane West is carried out.

The project will see continental-style cycle lanes created and pavements widened, along with a new traffic light junction, improved crossings and a new road surface.

Work will centre on the East Way junction and aims to give hundreds of children a safer route to school.

Motorists will have to contend with three-way temporary traffic lights for the next three weeks and a temporary pedestrian crossing will be placed at the Castle Lane West and East Way junction.

East Way will be closed to traffic at its junction with Castle Lane West between July 25 and August 30.

During that time, traffic travelling along Castle Lane West will be diverted via Charminster Road.

Ian Kalra, head of trans-portation services at Bourne-mouth council, said: “We acknowledge this is a heavily-used route and there may be some delays while works are under way.

“However, when complete these measures will enhance the overall environment and provide communities with better options for how they travel to work, school and the shops.

“In the meantime we would urge users to bear with us and where possible find alternative routes during these three weeks.”

Bournemouth council secured additional government funding to upgrade cycling and public transport routes.

Councillor Michael Filer, cabinet member for transport said: “Castle Lane West has been identified as a key commuter route for schools and work places.

“We want to ensure that all pedestrians and cyclists feel confident when travelling in and around this area, as well as encouraging others to travel more sustainably and lead a healthier lifestyle.”

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5:27am Mon 7 Jul 14

Ralph Horris says...

Grumble, moan, grumble grumble, moan moan moan. Grumble.
Grumble, moan, grumble grumble, moan moan moan. Grumble. Ralph Horris
  • Score: -15

7:23am Mon 7 Jul 14

folkprotector says...

Let's see who patiently waits for the expected improvements... and who doesn't. Let the comments begin...
Let's see who patiently waits for the expected improvements... and who doesn't. Let the comments begin... folkprotector
  • Score: -8

8:33am Mon 7 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

Just wait until about 2pm when the dwellers stir and get out of their pits
the groaning will start you know.
Just wait until about 2pm when the dwellers stir and get out of their pits the groaning will start you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -12

9:06am Mon 7 Jul 14

Townee says...

I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.
I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return. Townee
  • Score: -5

9:41am Mon 7 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

Townee wrote:
I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.
You need to move away from your stupid mind-set george that sees the rest of us laughing at you crying on here 24/7 this whole emotional thing that feels like its the end of the world to you, its only a bit of tarmac, in five or ten weeks time you might want to pull your self together leave your bedsit and take a look at the great job the Poles and immigrants have done to our road network, you need to think of a strategy to engage your brain (if you have one) with a good job done on a long-term basis cheer up for **** sake george
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.[/p][/quote]You need to move away from your stupid mind-set george that sees the rest of us laughing at you crying on here 24/7 this whole emotional thing that feels like its the end of the world to you, its only a bit of tarmac, in five or ten weeks time you might want to pull your self together leave your bedsit and take a look at the great job the Poles and immigrants have done to our road network, you need to think of a strategy to engage your brain (if you have one) with a good job done on a long-term basis cheer up for **** sake george nickynoodah
  • Score: -12

9:59am Mon 7 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Townee wrote:
I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.
Are you trolling or really that stupid? (Genuine question)
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.[/p][/quote]Are you trolling or really that stupid? (Genuine question) scrumpyjack
  • Score: 6

10:21am Mon 7 Jul 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

7 weeks....
7 weeks.... Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -2

10:31am Mon 7 Jul 14

Franks Tank says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Townee wrote:
I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.
Are you trolling or really that stupid? (Genuine question)
I'd suggest the answer is "YES" on both counts.
He actually said "road fund".... says it all really.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.[/p][/quote]Are you trolling or really that stupid? (Genuine question)[/p][/quote]I'd suggest the answer is "YES" on both counts. He actually said "road fund".... says it all really. Franks Tank
  • Score: 3

10:44am Mon 7 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

Perfect timing, just in time for the summer holidays when the roads will be at their ultimate peak of use! Why does it seem that major works are always timed to coincide with such events?
Perfect timing, just in time for the summer holidays when the roads will be at their ultimate peak of use! Why does it seem that major works are always timed to coincide with such events? speedy231278
  • Score: 6

11:49am Mon 7 Jul 14

muscliffman says...

90%?

The percentage of people locally who; don't want any of this Three Towns Travel 'improvement' rubbish, didn't vote any Councillor into Office because of it, would prefer their money was spent on far more important things, are sick to death with Bournemouth Town Hall's generally incompetent and dated approach to highways.......

Put me down as a moaner if you wish, but I suspect I am in plentiful good company!
90%? The percentage of people locally who; don't want any of this Three Towns Travel 'improvement' rubbish, didn't vote any Councillor into Office because of it, would prefer their money was spent on far more important things, are sick to death with Bournemouth Town Hall's generally incompetent and dated approach to highways....... Put me down as a moaner if you wish, but I suspect I am in plentiful good company! muscliffman
  • Score: 11

12:23pm Mon 7 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Perfect timing, just in time for the summer holidays when the roads will be at their ultimate peak of use! Why does it seem that major works are always timed to coincide with such events?
They are timed to coincide with the school holidays when the roads are empty in the mornings ;)
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Perfect timing, just in time for the summer holidays when the roads will be at their ultimate peak of use! Why does it seem that major works are always timed to coincide with such events?[/p][/quote]They are timed to coincide with the school holidays when the roads are empty in the mornings ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 11

12:30pm Mon 7 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

Townee wrote:
I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.
Actually your "road fund" money is more likely going towards building the two new aircraft carriers for the Navy than it is being spent on the roads, actually we know its not being spent on the roads just by looking at the state of them!

And your ROAD FUND TAX is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and it goes no more towards the upkeep of the roads than Stamp Duty goes towards buying stamps!
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.[/p][/quote]Actually your "road fund" money is more likely going towards building the two new aircraft carriers for the Navy than it is being spent on the roads, actually we know its not being spent on the roads just by looking at the state of them! And your ROAD FUND TAX is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and it goes no more towards the upkeep of the roads than Stamp Duty goes towards buying stamps! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 9

1:58pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.
What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 4

2:02pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.
Unfortunately most of the land that the bypass was meant to be built on now has houses on it.
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately most of the land that the bypass was meant to be built on now has houses on it. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: -1

2:45pm Mon 7 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.
It would also be better spent linking up Boundary roundabout at the Uni with Alderney roundabout at the end of Canford Way?
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.[/p][/quote]It would also be better spent linking up Boundary roundabout at the Uni with Alderney roundabout at the end of Canford Way? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -2

2:45pm Mon 7 Jul 14

muscliffman says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.
Of course the Castle Lane relief road should have been built as intended long ago, but as mentioned most of the land has now been built upon. Although if you cast your mind back to Wessex Way's 1960/70's construction across Bournemouth that didn't stop anything in those days!
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.[/p][/quote]Of course the Castle Lane relief road should have been built as intended long ago, but as mentioned most of the land has now been built upon. Although if you cast your mind back to Wessex Way's 1960/70's construction across Bournemouth that didn't stop anything in those days! muscliffman
  • Score: 3

2:55pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Bonjovigirl says...

just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.
just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children. Bonjovigirl
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Mon 7 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

Bonjovigirl wrote:
just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.
If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by?
[quote][p][bold]Bonjovigirl[/bold] wrote: just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.[/p][/quote]If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by? speedy231278
  • Score: -4

4:47pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.
Unfortunately most of the land that the bypass was meant to be built on now has houses on it.
Actually there is still a clear line where the road should have been built where there are no houses (Careys Road for example).
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately most of the land that the bypass was meant to be built on now has houses on it.[/p][/quote]Actually there is still a clear line where the road should have been built where there are no houses (Careys Road for example). Minty Fresh
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Girl313 says...

Day one - extremely heavy traffic on castle lane west, even before school traffic.
How are pupils supposed to get to school by car for these last few weeks? As a local resident I am are very unhappy about unnecessary improvements and traffic for the next 10 weeks. I highly doubt there will be any more cyclists than there were before. This is going to be hell...
Day one - extremely heavy traffic on castle lane west, even before school traffic. How are pupils supposed to get to school by car for these last few weeks? As a local resident I am are very unhappy about unnecessary improvements and traffic for the next 10 weeks. I highly doubt there will be any more cyclists than there were before. This is going to be hell... Girl313
  • Score: 6

5:10pm Mon 7 Jul 14

justme20092009 says...

whats the craze for poxy cycle lanes,,what do they put towards it nothing,thet cause accidents then your car insurance pays cos they dont have any
whats the craze for poxy cycle lanes,,what do they put towards it nothing,thet cause accidents then your car insurance pays cos they dont have any justme20092009
  • Score: 0

5:18pm Mon 7 Jul 14

djd says...

Complete and utter c... Up, but what do you expect. Traffic was chaos at 11 am, I dread to think what it will be like at peak times.
And what's it for...cycle lanes that will never be used and wider footpaths.
There are a million and one other things which would make our roads safer that the money could be used for.
Thank you Bournemouth Borough Council for cause untold and unnecessary chaos. Let the electorate vote on what they want.
Complete and utter c... Up, but what do you expect. Traffic was chaos at 11 am, I dread to think what it will be like at peak times. And what's it for...cycle lanes that will never be used and wider footpaths. There are a million and one other things which would make our roads safer that the money could be used for. Thank you Bournemouth Borough Council for cause untold and unnecessary chaos. Let the electorate vote on what they want. djd
  • Score: 8

7:07pm Mon 7 Jul 14

boardsandphotos says...

Girl313 wrote:
Day one - extremely heavy traffic on castle lane west, even before school traffic.
How are pupils supposed to get to school by car for these last few weeks? As a local resident I am are very unhappy about unnecessary improvements and traffic for the next 10 weeks. I highly doubt there will be any more cyclists than there were before. This is going to be hell...
Well if you are that 'local' surely your kids can be walked to School can't they?
[quote][p][bold]Girl313[/bold] wrote: Day one - extremely heavy traffic on castle lane west, even before school traffic. How are pupils supposed to get to school by car for these last few weeks? As a local resident I am are very unhappy about unnecessary improvements and traffic for the next 10 weeks. I highly doubt there will be any more cyclists than there were before. This is going to be hell...[/p][/quote]Well if you are that 'local' surely your kids can be walked to School can't they? boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Mon 7 Jul 14

boardsandphotos says...

Townee wrote:
I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.
I refer you to last weeks story in the Echo, Who pays for the roads was discussed to death in the comments, I refuse to go through it all again:

http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/11
319494.First_look__h
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ld_be_transformed_wh
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roduced/?ref=var_0

The short answer is we all do.

Winston Churchill made this so:

Churchill’s opposition to the Road Fund was largely financial but not exclusively so. Fearing motorists would lay claim to roads by dint of paying for a small portion of their repair, he wrote:

“It will be only a step from this for to claim in a few years the moral ownership of the roads their contributions have created.”

Which is why 'Road Fund'was abolished in 1937 and Road Repair was moved to general taxation.

Ok?
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.[/p][/quote]I refer you to last weeks story in the Echo, Who pays for the roads was discussed to death in the comments, I refuse to go through it all again: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/11 319494.First_look__h ow_Richmond_Hill_cou ld_be_transformed_wh en_new_cycle_lane_an d_20mph_zone_are_int roduced/?ref=var_0 The short answer is we all do. Winston Churchill made this so: Churchill’s opposition to the Road Fund was largely financial but not exclusively so. Fearing motorists would lay claim to roads by dint of paying for a small portion of their repair, he wrote: “It will be only a step from this for [motorists] to claim in a few years the moral ownership of the roads their contributions have created.” Which is why 'Road Fund'was abolished in 1937 and Road Repair was moved to general taxation. Ok? boardsandphotos
  • Score: -1

9:54pm Mon 7 Jul 14

spooki says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.
How would that help the traffic at the bottom of East Way?
The green fields around the back of Townsed were earmarked for that I believe and thank fully, they didn't do it!
I don't know about anyone else who lives around that area (Townsend/Castelepoi
nt) but our house is suffering from subsidence (among other things). This was all farmland at one point and the land isn't up to a ruddy great road.
If cyclists, motorists AND pedestrians all did as they were expected we wouldn't need all these road works and traffic lights.
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: What would actually be a better use of our tax money would be to build that bypass around the back of Throop that's been in the pipeline for decades.[/p][/quote]How would that help the traffic at the bottom of East Way? The green fields around the back of Townsed were earmarked for that I believe and thank fully, they didn't do it! I don't know about anyone else who lives around that area (Townsend/Castelepoi nt) but our house is suffering from subsidence (among other things). This was all farmland at one point and the land isn't up to a ruddy great road. If cyclists, motorists AND pedestrians all did as they were expected we wouldn't need all these road works and traffic lights. spooki
  • Score: 0

10:00pm Mon 7 Jul 14

spooki says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Bonjovigirl wrote:
just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.
If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by?
I don't follow. The vehicles should be preparing to stop at the amber light and certainly stopping at the red light (Highway Code 175).
Although I do see the point of not expecting cars to stop for red lights. They don't bother at the Woodbury Ave/Castlepoint roundabout.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonjovigirl[/bold] wrote: just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.[/p][/quote]If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by?[/p][/quote]I don't follow. The vehicles should be preparing to stop at the amber light and certainly stopping at the red light (Highway Code 175). Although I do see the point of not expecting cars to stop for red lights. They don't bother at the Woodbury Ave/Castlepoint roundabout. spooki
  • Score: 2

6:27am Tue 8 Jul 14

High Treason says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Perfect timing, just in time for the summer holidays when the roads will be at their ultimate peak of use! Why does it seem that major works are always timed to coincide with such events?
I disagree. The schools in the local area will be closed. Loads less traffic at peak times.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Perfect timing, just in time for the summer holidays when the roads will be at their ultimate peak of use! Why does it seem that major works are always timed to coincide with such events?[/p][/quote]I disagree. The schools in the local area will be closed. Loads less traffic at peak times. High Treason
  • Score: 2

9:05am Tue 8 Jul 14

Franks Tank says...

justme20092009 wrote:
whats the craze for poxy cycle lanes,,what do they put towards it nothing,thet cause accidents then your car insurance pays cos they dont have any
Get back on the "stupid step".
[quote][p][bold]justme20092009[/bold] wrote: whats the craze for poxy cycle lanes,,what do they put towards it nothing,thet cause accidents then your car insurance pays cos they dont have any[/p][/quote]Get back on the "stupid step". Franks Tank
  • Score: 1

9:14am Tue 8 Jul 14

Franks Tank says...

Townee wrote:
I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.
You have made the lifestyle choice to use a highly taxed form of personal transport yet you rant at those that have chosen different.
Plenty more room on the "stupid step".
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many will moan about the roads when we get all roads resurfaced. Oh sorry there is no money for making road flat or resurfaced, only money for bus lanes and cycle lanes. Glad to know my road fund money is being used to improve the roads for those that don't pay directly towards there upkeep. Before the cycle brigade say we pay income tax, SO DO I AND I PAY FUEL TAX, INSURANCE AND ROAD FUND TAX and get very little in return.[/p][/quote]You have made the lifestyle choice to use a highly taxed form of personal transport yet you rant at those that have chosen different. Plenty more room on the "stupid step". Franks Tank
  • Score: 0

11:14am Tue 8 Jul 14

Bonjovigirl says...

spooki wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Bonjovigirl wrote:
just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.
If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by?
I don't follow. The vehicles should be preparing to stop at the amber light and certainly stopping at the red light (Highway Code 175).
Although I do see the point of not expecting cars to stop for red lights. They don't bother at the Woodbury Ave/Castlepoint roundabout.
I was standing at crossing ,the lights were red and as I started to cross the cars carried on driving so I yelled at the drivers who all seemed in a trance and I pointed at the red light trying to show them they have to stop , They just turned to look at me and carried on driving without a care in the world or a bloody brain cell, If you don't know the Highway Code you shouldn't be driving !
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonjovigirl[/bold] wrote: just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.[/p][/quote]If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by?[/p][/quote]I don't follow. The vehicles should be preparing to stop at the amber light and certainly stopping at the red light (Highway Code 175). Although I do see the point of not expecting cars to stop for red lights. They don't bother at the Woodbury Ave/Castlepoint roundabout.[/p][/quote]I was standing at crossing ,the lights were red and as I started to cross the cars carried on driving so I yelled at the drivers who all seemed in a trance and I pointed at the red light trying to show them they have to stop , They just turned to look at me and carried on driving without a care in the world or a bloody brain cell, If you don't know the Highway Code you shouldn't be driving ! Bonjovigirl
  • Score: 1

2:51pm Tue 8 Jul 14

boardsandphotos says...

Bonjovigirl wrote:
spooki wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Bonjovigirl wrote:
just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.
If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by?
I don't follow. The vehicles should be preparing to stop at the amber light and certainly stopping at the red light (Highway Code 175).
Although I do see the point of not expecting cars to stop for red lights. They don't bother at the Woodbury Ave/Castlepoint roundabout.
I was standing at crossing ,the lights were red and as I started to cross the cars carried on driving so I yelled at the drivers who all seemed in a trance and I pointed at the red light trying to show them they have to stop , They just turned to look at me and carried on driving without a care in the world or a bloody brain cell, If you don't know the Highway Code you shouldn't be driving !
Sorry but just to point out...

Highway Code - Pedestrians.
3. Crossings (18 to 30)

Rule 18:
At all crossings. When using any type of crossing you should always check that the traffic has stopped before you start to cross or push a pram onto a crossing always cross between the studs or over the zebra markings. Do not cross at the side of the crossing or on the zig-zag lines, as it can be dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]Bonjovigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonjovigirl[/bold] wrote: just like to say Thankyou to the 3 complete Bastards who all went through the RED Light at the end of Mallard Rd, I know there are roadworks going on but please try and open your eyes to people trying to cross the road, Let's hope you get a bloody ticket !!! And i hope no-one else nearly gets killed trying to cross especially Children.[/p][/quote]If there are cars approaching, jumped red light or not, should people not be trying to cross the road until they have gone by?[/p][/quote]I don't follow. The vehicles should be preparing to stop at the amber light and certainly stopping at the red light (Highway Code 175). Although I do see the point of not expecting cars to stop for red lights. They don't bother at the Woodbury Ave/Castlepoint roundabout.[/p][/quote]I was standing at crossing ,the lights were red and as I started to cross the cars carried on driving so I yelled at the drivers who all seemed in a trance and I pointed at the red light trying to show them they have to stop , They just turned to look at me and carried on driving without a care in the world or a bloody brain cell, If you don't know the Highway Code you shouldn't be driving ![/p][/quote]Sorry but just to point out... Highway Code - Pedestrians. 3. Crossings (18 to 30) Rule 18: At all crossings. When using any type of crossing you should always check that the traffic has stopped before you start to cross or push a pram onto a crossing always cross between the studs or over the zebra markings. Do not cross at the side of the crossing or on the zig-zag lines, as it can be dangerous. boardsandphotos
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9:09pm Tue 8 Jul 14

failte says...

As a local resident in that area i have to say what a waste of money, there are already cycle lanes with very few cyclists. No disruption to traffic they said it took me 15 minutes to get out of my drive this morning and 25 mins to get from castlepoint lights to Winton. I suggest mr Filer and company spend their time directing the traffic for the next 7 weeks. The money would have been better spent undoing the mistakes they made elsewhere, eg Broadway roundabout, richmond hill, Cementary junction and all other areas that they got rid of two lanes. I wonder is mr Filer a driver?
As a local resident in that area i have to say what a waste of money, there are already cycle lanes with very few cyclists. No disruption to traffic they said it took me 15 minutes to get out of my drive this morning and 25 mins to get from castlepoint lights to Winton. I suggest mr Filer and company spend their time directing the traffic for the next 7 weeks. The money would have been better spent undoing the mistakes they made elsewhere, eg Broadway roundabout, richmond hill, Cementary junction and all other areas that they got rid of two lanes. I wonder is mr Filer a driver? failte
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7:06pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Girl313 says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
Girl313 wrote:
Day one - extremely heavy traffic on castle lane west, even before school traffic.
How are pupils supposed to get to school by car for these last few weeks? As a local resident I am are very unhappy about unnecessary improvements and traffic for the next 10 weeks. I highly doubt there will be any more cyclists than there were before. This is going to be hell...
Well if you are that 'local' surely your kids can be walked to School can't they?
a) My kids do walk to school everyday.
b) I was talking about their classmates and how they are often late to lessons because the traffic is at a standstill.
c) I know how bad the traffic is because I do have to drive places you know, and Castle Lane is the main route everywhere from my house. Yes that does mean I am 'local' because I practically live on the road.
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Girl313[/bold] wrote: Day one - extremely heavy traffic on castle lane west, even before school traffic. How are pupils supposed to get to school by car for these last few weeks? As a local resident I am are very unhappy about unnecessary improvements and traffic for the next 10 weeks. I highly doubt there will be any more cyclists than there were before. This is going to be hell...[/p][/quote]Well if you are that 'local' surely your kids can be walked to School can't they?[/p][/quote]a) My kids do walk to school everyday. b) I was talking about their classmates and how they are often late to lessons because the traffic is at a standstill. c) I know how bad the traffic is because I do have to drive places you know, and Castle Lane is the main route everywhere from my house. Yes that does mean I am 'local' because I practically live on the road. Girl313
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